Recreation Therapist ( CTRS )
Company: Universal Health Services, Inc.
Posted on: March 17, 2023
Fairfax Behavioral Health is seekng a Full-Time (40 hours/week, Day Shift) certified Therapeutic Recreational Therapist who is responsible for overseeing the therapeutic activities program in Kirkland. Work Hours: The Recreation Therapist's primary location will be at the Kirkland Fairfax location with a schedule of Sunday - Thursday. $5,000 Sign-on bonus available for external candidates with a 2-year commitment. POSITION SUMMARY:The Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist will ensure the program is appropriate to the needs and interest of patients and is directed toward restoring and maintaining optimal levels of physical and psychosocial functioning. The Recreation Therapist will actively participate in treatment planning and implementing activity services for the inpatient population, which involves defining and implementing treatment goals as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team and providing continuous patient care, observation, interaction, and role modeling to patients under the direction of the Director of Clinical Services. Fairfax Behavioral Health (a UHS facility):Fairfax Behavioral Health, founded in 1930, is a private, free-standing mental health hospital that specializes in psychiatric and detox treatment. We strive to meet and respond to the needs of our community by offering a continuum of care and evidenced-based programs at multiple locations within our region. We have behavioral health facilities and services located in Kirkland, Everett and Monroe, Washington. Mental and behavioral health challenges are a growing concern within our communities. Whether it is ourselves or a loved one, we will all likely be affected by behavioral health and mental disorders or illness. This drives our passion for providing evidenced-based outpatient and inpatient psychiatric treatment programs with successful outcomes.For more information, please visit us at https://www.fairfaxhospital.com/
REQUIREMENTS:Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Recreational Therapy / Leisure Studies.Experience: Two (2) years of related experience, with knowledge of psychiatric patient care techniques with understanding of mental illness, preferred.Licensure: Must have current Washington State CTRS (Certified Therapuetic Recreation Specialist) registration. (or eligible to sit for certification)Additional Requirements: Must obtain CPR, Handle with Care, Verbal De-Escalation, and first aid Certification. (training included in orientation) May be required to work overtime, flexible hours and weekend rotations. WHAT DO OUR CURRENT EMPLOYEES VALUE AT FAIRFAX BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND UHS? Our team at Fairfax strives to improve the status quo surrounding mental health by providing quality care and treatment through inpatient and outpatient services. At Fairfax Behavioral Health, we remove stigmas by building bridges and awareness within our community. One of the most rewarding aspects of this job is providing excellent care, comfort, and security to the members of our community dealing with behavioral health challenges. Supportive and responsive leadership. You are never alone, as you are part of a large network of peer co-workers that routinely exchange ideas and review current topics within the industry. Having the opportunity to grow, learn, and advance in your career. There are very robust continuing education options and opportunities for skills diversification and career advancement with UHS. BENEFIT HIGHLIGHTS:
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